LAHORE: The boxers from Lahore and Faisalabad division, dominated the second day proceedings at Inter-Division Punjab Open Boxing Championship being held aNishtar Park Sports Complex, Gymnasium Hall. 

Four pugilists each from Lahore and Faisalabad cruised into the semifinals in their respective weight categories, whereas three boxers each from DG Khan, Sahiwal and Sargodha divisions won their quarterfinals and booked a place in the semifinal stage. Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Multan had one boxer apiece in the last four stage. No boxer from Bahawalpur Division could progress to semifinal stage. 

On the women’s side, one boxer each from Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala managed to win a place in the semifinal phase in their respective weight categories of the championship. 

Lahore’s Yusra Ayub defeated Multan’s Muniba in 48kg bout, Suvera of Gujranwala emerged winner against Fatima from Sargodha in 48kg fight while Laiba Shafiq of Faisalabad outplayed Maria Nasir of Sargodha in the 45kg quarterfinal match. 

Following are the Quarter-final results: 

  • Lahore’s Abrar Ahmed (52kg), Rana Wasif (56kg), Mudassar Khan (60kg) and Yousaf Ali Butt (64kg) beat Momen Khan, Zahoor Abbas, Hammad Ahmed and Afaq Khan respectively. 
  • Faisalabad’s M Arslan (52 kg), Shahawaiz Aziz (56 kg), M Suleman (60kg) and Faisal Shafiq (64kg) beat Hasnain, Babar Ali, Faraz and Junaid respectively. 
  • DG Khan’s Shah Ahmed (49kg), Raj Ali (56kg) and Umer Farooq (60kg) beat Adnan Shah, Talha and Furqan Zaigham respectively. 
  • Sargodha’s Mubashir (56kg), Aniq ur Rehman (60kg) and Adam (69kg) beat Saqib JavedAhsan Hameed and Shahzaib respectively. 
  • Sahiwal’s Jamshaid Ashraf (52kg), Abais Bukhari (64) and Shahmir Khan (69kg) beat Samar Khan, Sharjeel Shoukat and Bilal Hasan respectively. 
  • Haider Sibghatullah of Multan beat Ahmed Ali in 64kg class bout, Abdur Rehman of Rawalpindi beat Daniyal in 69 kg match while Saud Shafat of Gujranwala beat Hamza Nadeem in 52 kg category. 

The closing ceremony will be held at Al-Hamra Cultural Complex at 4.00pm on May 15. World’s top British boxer Amir Khan along with be the Chief guest.


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